So sorry I lost myself there for a few weeks, things have been good and rocky- so I’ve been enjoying life which is the whole point of blogging right?
Well to catch you up since last post here’s what has been happening…
First, we did not go to my uncles’ party before Christmas but thats okay. It was a problem that never should have been a problem depending on your views and preferences. There was a big lesson learned and well, it could have been avoided or compromised but that didn’t happen- so we didn’t go. However, its okay because that same week we learned that Sean was hired for a job he has applied for! Yay! Back into security field, but hey he has skills and he’s made for it, pays decent and we’ll have extra money on the top as well; or get by when we aren’t so lucky. So it’s close too- like close to our home. It’s in the shopping area right next to our apartment complex. It’s wonderful although he doesn’t know hours or exact pay yet. He starts training on Monday so yeah pretty quick, felt like it took forever for us to get a response and to wait for him to start. I’m so thankful that he can get back to work and become useful and occupied again. It’ll be awesome for the both of us.
“Distance makes the heart grow fonder”
Secondly, our Christmas was wonderful! We spent Christmas day and night with his side of the family. We enjoyed all the family time truly this time around and it was very nice since we only really ever visit some family on holidays and his brother is always so busy with school and work- we never see him. (I posted that before, he has a way of making the holidays light and joyful if anyone is grumpy or opinionated etc. He’s my second favorite; next to my husband, the funniest ever!) And his grandma isn’t so healthy anymore, so we treasure any time spent with her these days. His aunt and uncle and cousins are all great too. We had in depth conversations about their crazy neighbors throwing parties and therefore causing noise problems and just being terrors. It was crazy how passionate everyone was about trying to end the madness that has gone on and they’ve tried everything they can think of to stop this family. Point is, a bad family, noise, irresponsible mom and no one cares enough to right the situation-they are going to more harsh measures i.e electrical fences, security, DSHS etc to diminish the issue; hopefully. I pray for them and their problem, its unmonitored drinking for underage kids and all this other stuff.
We had a lovely dinner and dessert, then opened presents-the kids loved their giftcards for books and his parents loved their record/cd/tape player and wine bottle holder and his brothers’ mug with his initials on it, P.M.S- we had a great huge laugh about that! We received an advent calender that was made of fabric to use for next year, a few games, a mini shortcake maker, a scarf from his grandma (handmade), and a drawing of a zombie Santa Clause from his cousin who’s like eleven years old, which was so well drawn- we couldn’t believe it. She is so going to be an artist someday. We had lots of interesting talks and snappy comebacks to funny things, which is just so “his family”. I love it!
Besides that, I have once again found out who my true friends are and when I can and cannot count on them. Is it a big deal to hang out with other people a lot as a stay at home wife? I just cannot keep people around me who are not drama filled and do not have true intentions for me. It’s frustrating, so so frustrating and somewhat heartbreaking too. I wish someone would mean what they say and not favor loyalties to other negative people around.I wish mid twenties were different, I cannot find quality, fun, and undramatic friends anywhere… Or people who have time like me, kids, a career etc it’s hard to hang out with anyone anymore, unless specific plans are made. And without a car, that’s damn near impossible.
(funny thing: Two is better than One, just came on my radio and well that kinda put things in perspective- I will always have my husband. I’d rather have him than fake untrue friends any day.)
I also had lunch with my uncle (dad’s side), aunt and cousins. It was better than I expected, sometimes things can feel forced or coerced, but it didn’t. It was really nice and they were in a rush for an appointment but the quick visit was pleasant all the same. It’s hard to explain but it’s a strange family dynamic now- for whatever reason, guess I have made it that way. I very much enjoyed being around them and catching up since we don’t visit often. My cousins all live distances away, one in China and one in Iowa. So getting some one on one time over a meal was wonderful. And my heart dropped and melted on the floor when my cousins asked when we’d be having kids and seemed anxious. I’m so happy they feel that way- shows me that they want me to be happy and also approve after so long of my husband who was thrown into the family. It took awhile but they do love him and I’m so glad.
Well now that you’re caught up, I can finally relax and not feel horrible for not writing/blogging or both. I miss you all my loves and welcome to the new year- that’s in the next post, so I’m really only a few days behind. Until next time…